Jo Smith is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), executive coach and speaker. Jo helps professional service firms attract ideal clients and create Great Places to Work™, leading to exceptional employee engagement, client satisfaction and firm profitability. She coaches professionals to use their highest talents, make their greatest contributions and live their best lives.
Prior to returning to her hometown of Portland to renew her private consulting practice in 2001, Jo served as Managing Consultant of the Los Angeles office of Drake Beam Morin (DBM), where she led a team of consultants and staff to become one of the global human resource firm’s top performing offices. Jo served as a Global Project Director with DBM, directing the service delivery of multi-million dollar projects to clients with multiple sites within the United States. DBM designated Jo one of just six consultants responsible for the training of all new consultants hired throughout the United States.
Jo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing with high honors from Portland State University. She is a Past President of the PSU Alumni Association and of the Oregon Chapter of the American Marketing Association. She served as a board member of Fast Friends (of the Children) and is a member of the City Club of Portland.
Jo frequently visits her adult children and grandchildren in Bend and Yachats OR and Costa Mesa CA. She travels internationally when possible, including trips to Rwanda, Guatemala, London and Berlin. Jo loves to hike and in 2011 started an annual hiking series with friends at the University Club of Portland.